Christmas Cracker - Online Gigs
As a gift from us to you this festive season, we're releasing a number of free online gigs from acclaimed local musicians.
We'll be joined by Paddy Nash, Joseph Leighton Trio, Conor Mason and Molly Hogg for a series of gigs recorded live in our venue. Each of our acts have recorded their own version of a favourite Christmas song to round out the year.
December 28, 8PM - Molly Hogg
December 29, 8PM - Joseph Leighton Trio
December 30, 8PM - Conor Mason
December 31, 8PM - Paddy Nash
About the artists
Molly Hogg is a 17 year old singer-songwriter hailing from Limavady and currently studying performing arts at NWRC.
She released her single 'Thrive' at the Panarts Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival in March 2020. This was preceded by her debut single 'Single Ladies' which along with its impressive accompanying video, catapulted Molly's music.
Guitarist Joseph Leighton has been hailed as one of Ireland’s brightest new jazz talents. Starting out as a teenage rock prodigy in his hometown of Derry, he became interested in jazz and began to focus a lot of his playing and studies on the genre.
Joseph has performed with many of the biggest names nationally in jazz including a quartet featuring UK saxophone legend, Julian Siegal. This trio with long time collaborators Jack Charles Kelly and James Anderson, sees Joseph return to the guitar trio format which allows him to explore his instrument and compositions whilst having lots of space within the music.
With four albums under his belt, Conor Mason has now found his space on the musical landscape, conjuring the wistful wonderment of Elliott Smith, Grandaddy, Villagers and Matthew Jay. Mason released his fourth album ‘On The Surface' on November 2nd via Armellodie Records (Glasgow, Scotland). He has since released the new single ‘We Watched The Sky Rotate’; a perfect introduction to Mason’s delectable talents.
Often being described as 'Derry's John Prine', Creggan man Paddy Nash has been writing and playing songs for over 30 years. Having toured Europe and America and released numerous albums, his unique blend of Folk-Rock-Country-Punk-Blues continues to build an audience who revel in rich, social commentary and big melodies.
This series of online gigs has been kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery funding.